The Venue | Stocksbridge

What's On Weekly

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The Venue Reception & Box Office is open Monday to Friday 9am - 8.30pm with the exception of Wednesday (9am -5pm) and Friday 9am -4pm .  

The Venue Bar is open from 7.00pm when events are on and Friday and Saturday from 8.30pm on non event nights They stock a great range of cask and draught beers, wines and spirits 

The Venue can also help you with your own special event. We have a variety of function rooms available for hire for parties, conferences, weddings, exhibitions and other events. Please contact us for information on pricing and the facilities on offer.

Below is a selection of some of our forthcoming events and activities, for specific dates please click on the calendar to the right

The Venue has a wide range  events taking place such as concerts, gigs, plays and other performing arts. We host  Folk Nights and regularly hold Band Nights

Fancy a gig?

The Venue runs band nights open to all ages, experience and genre. If you fancy a gig either email or private message The Venue in Facebook.

The Venue is not just a place to watch or listen, why not try out a variety of activities and leisure learning  here at the Venue. 

Learn new skills such as cake decorating, scrap booking, jewellery making, cake decorating, Play Ukulele, Learn Bridge and crafts.  If you would like to learn how to use a computer or improve your computer skills, we run a number of leisure learning courses  Other regular activities include Music and Song for pre-school children, Children's activities as well as Slimming World, , Zumba, Chairobics, Pilates, and singing with the Waldershelf Choir.

There are regular car boot sales as well as craft fayres and food markets - Car boot pitches cost £10 and run from 8.30am-11.30am once a month on a Saturday (open to booters at 8.15am) These regularly sell out so please book in advance

Or  why not come and join us for a tea/coffee & enjoy free Wi-Fi in V's Bar & The Atrium.

Forthcoming Events

Sat 21st April
Venue Folk Club - Ranagri
Sun 29th April
Stocksbridge Community Forum open day
An open day for the community of Stocksbridge, Deepcar and surrounding areas to find out about all the different groups, activities and events that happen locally - come along and find out more about what happens in the community and how to get involved. Discussions, talks and demonstrations form part of the day, and there is a cafe for refreshments - FREE entry & ample parking - if you have a group that may want to exhibit please contact us for more information

Thu 17th May
Frack Free Penistone & Stocksbridge present The Bentley Effect
FREE tickets available on

Local resident and 'our hero' Carol Gibson (Chapeltown/Marsh Lane, Eckington). Carol will be sharing her personal experience of how she moved out of the frying pan of Chapeltown next to Ecclesfield where there are licences already in place for a company to process the waste water from local fracking sites. And into the fire, 13 miles from Chapeltown to the quiet village of Marsh Lane, Eckington, North East Derbyshire - where a chemical company has obtained ‘Petroleum Exploration & Development Licences' and applied for planning permission to erect a drilling rig up to 60m tall and drill around 2,400m down into the ground to investigate the suitability of the rock for fracking �" the extraction of gas after injecting water and chemicals at high pressure within 500m of Carol's home. 

Come and hear Carol's personal experiences of 'living with the threat of Fracking', and how this now applies to us all, whether you're pro or against fracking. Watch how a close community from 'The Bentley Valley' in Australia, united and prevented the fracking companies from fracking their valley. 

Event Run Times:

6.45pm Venue & Bar opens 

7.00pm Room/seating available

7.20pm Film Introduction/Speaker: Carol Gibson (10mins)

7.30pm Film Start (duration 85mins)

8.45pm Discussion/Questions & Answers - Hosted by Dave Hansell & Amanda Cheetham (FFP&S)

9.30-9.45pm Last orders from the Bar 

10.00pm Event End

'The Bentley Effect' - Synopsis: When the coal shale gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life �" activists, farmers, landowners, mums, dads, scientists �" organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest.

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed. 

85 mins 

Producer | Director: Brendan Shoebridge 


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